"I've always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, 'Hi,' that the people ought to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Marilyn Monroe on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Marilyn Monroe on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Marilyn Monroe on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Marilyn Monroe on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Marilyn Monroe on Dalai Lama
"Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you."
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."
"I restore myself when I'm alone."
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."
"I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women."